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Taxon: Amaranthus blitum L. subsp. blitum

Genus: Amaranthus subgenus: Albersia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 430519
Name verified on: 04-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

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Common names:

  • aufsteigender Fuchsschwanz   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Weed   (fide Sida 19:979. 2001)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Middle Europe: Austria; Hungary
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • widely naturalized

  • exact native range obscure




  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

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